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Old 11-14-2008, 12:40 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I think NKY's historic areas look more like Pittsburgh or Buffalo than anywhere in the South - they just feel more "Union industrial to me"

Even though Louisville may feel like a composite Southern/ Midwestern, I think Louisville definatly looks Southern. The area in and around U of L looks like something in New Orleans with its magnolia lined streets, cast iron fences, the cannon in front of the law school, and oh yes a CONFEDERATE Monument where 2nd and 3rd Streets come together. Portland also looks very southern. U of L's campus looks nothing like U of Cincy or Pitt, but looks a lot like Vandy or WKU

Confederate War Dead Monument


A cannon
http://static4.bareka.com/photos/medium/12173135.jpg (broken link)

Administration building modeled after the U of VIRGINA'S - not some yankee school
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8a/Grawhallul.jpg (broken link)

St James Court - just 3 blocks north of U of L


Tree lined 3rd Street


Fountain Court - also 3 blocks from campus
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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The only thing that looks "southern" about that campus is the admisnistration building molded after UV. You can put a cannon anywhere and call it a southern building by your logic. The area around UL campus has the feel of the urban ghetto more than anything else. I have had my car broken into three times there. Take a look at historic covington areas especially on river row and tell me they don't have a southern feel. I can take a picture of a tree lined street as well but that doesn't make it a southern street. Anyway just my two cents worth. I can't tell a difference between the louisville area and northern kentucky area personally. They both are by the river and they both have nice suburbs. Oldham county reminds me of campbell county or boone county and has similar homes. Brownsboro road could be any street in nky. I just don't see a big difference. I don't really think Louisville is very southern anyway but to each their own. All you have going for you is the twin spires and they are surrounded by the slums. Would you like some sweet tea?
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I think NKY's historic areas look more like Pittsburgh or Buffalo than anywhere in the South - they just feel more "Union industrial to me"

Even though Louisville may feel like a composite Southern/ Midwestern, I think Louisville definatly looks Southern. The area in and around U of L looks like something in New Orleans with its magnolia lined streets, cast iron fences, the cannon in front of the law school, and oh yes a CONFEDERATE Monument where 2nd and 3rd Streets come together. Portland also looks very southern. U of L's campus looks nothing like U of Cincy or Pitt, but looks a lot like Vandy or WKU

Confederate War Dead Monument


A cannon


Administration building modeled after the U of VIRGINA'S - not some yankee school


St James Court - just 3 blocks north of U of L


Tree lined 3rd Street


Fountain Court - also 3 blocks from campus
Nice pictures once again Census!
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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The only thing that looks "southern" about that campus is the admisnistration building molded after UV. You can put a cannon anywhere and call it a southern building by your logic. The area around UL campus has the feel of the urban ghetto more than anything else. I have had my car broken into three times there. Take a look at historic covington areas especially on river row and tell me they don't have a southern feel. I can take a picture of a tree lined street as well but that doesn't make it a southern street. Anyway just my two cents worth. I can't tell a difference between the louisville area and northern kentucky area personally. They both are by the river and they both have nice suburbs. Oldham county reminds me of campbell county or boone county and has similar homes. Brownsboro road could be any street in nky. I just don't see a big difference. I don't really think Louisville is very southern anyway but to each their own. All you have going for you is the twin spires and they are surrounded by the slums. Would you like some sweet tea?
You don't know your butt from a hole in the ground do you? All we have are the twin spires? Are you serious?
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:26 AM
 
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You don't know your butt from a hole in the ground do you? All we have are the twin spires? Are you serious?
I am very serious. The things census mentioned can be found pretty much anywhere like I said before and when you drive around nky and louisville there isn't much that is different. The suburbs are the same the schools are the same. It is a huge stretch to find things that are different and "southern" about louisvlle compared to other places. Missy I know you feel you are a southern belle and who am I to argue but your city is next door to indiana and someone from alabama or georgia would laugh at how much you try and convince others that this is a southern city. If it takes so much convincing it probably means that one it isn't obvious to others and possibly it just isn't what you want it to be. NKY and Louisville are very similar. Lexington has a different vibe than both and out of the three has a more southern feel than either of the others. Thanks for the insult as well...theres that southern hospitality again...would you like some sweet tea?
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:41 AM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I didn't say NKY's historic areas were nice - personally I really like them. They just feel more like Northern cities like Pittsburgh (which is a nice place with a gritty, industrial feel) than they do a similar area in the South like New Orleans, Memphis, or Nashville.

I agree that Brownsboro Rd looks a lot like Cincinnati (esp Fairfax area), but I haven't seen anything in Cincy that feels like Shively, PRP, Okolona, Fairdale, etc - those areas to me are very similar to what you would find in Birmingham AL.

Areas along 3rd/ end Street north of Eastern Pky around U of L absolutly looks like areas around Tulane or Vandy. There are less nice areas south of campus, unfortunatly the city of Louisville does nothing to help redevelop those areas like Lexington did in the Warehouse District near UK.
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Heck even southern indiana has a southern accent lol
As Snakedoctor said you will find southern accents in Indiana. I sure did, as far north as Indy to be exact.

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I will tell you that being from Northern Illinois (and living in KY for a year and a half as well as visting many times) most people here consider everyone in Kentucky to be southerners. (I am not saying that is right or wrong.) I dont think very many people in Northern Illinois and most of the Midwest would call Northern KY people Yankees by any means.
What Avengefire just said it exactly the way we look at it here in Wisconsin as well.. I've always thought of anything below the Ohio River to be the south, with the exception of southern Indy and southern IL.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I am very serious. The things census mentioned can be found pretty much anywhere like I said before and when you drive around nky and louisville there isn't much that is different. The suburbs are the same the schools are the same. It is a huge stretch to find things that are different and "southern" about louisvlle compared to other places. Missy I know you feel you are a southern belle and who am I to argue but your city is next door to indiana and someone from alabama or georgia would laugh at how much you try and convince others that this is a southern city. If it takes so much convincing it probably means that one it isn't obvious to others and possibly it just isn't what you want it to be. NKY and Louisville are very similar. Lexington has a different vibe than both and out of the three has a more southern feel than either of the others. Thanks for the insult as well...theres that southern hospitality again...would you like some sweet tea?
I apologize for my insult. It gets so frustrating when people insult areas they don't truly know about, especially to people who do.

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Old 11-15-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I didn't say NKY's historic areas were nice - personally I really like them. They just feel more like Northern cities like Pittsburgh (which is a nice place with a gritty, industrial feel) than they do a similar area in the South like New Orleans, Memphis, or Nashville.

I agree that Brownsboro Rd looks a lot like Cincinnati (esp Fairfax area), but I haven't seen anything in Cincy that feels like Shively, PRP, Okolona, Fairdale, etc - those areas to me are very similar to what you would find in Birmingham AL.

Areas along 3rd/ end Street north of Eastern Pky around U of L absolutly looks like areas around Tulane or Vandy. There are less nice areas south of campus, unfortunatly the city of Louisville does nothing to help redevelop those areas like Lexington did in the Warehouse District near UK.
Great post again Census.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I didn't say NKY's historic areas were nice - personally I really like them. They just feel more like Northern cities like Pittsburgh (which is a nice place with a gritty, industrial feel) than they do a similar area in the South like New Orleans, Memphis, or Nashville.

I agree that Brownsboro Rd looks a lot like Cincinnati (esp Fairfax area), but I haven't seen anything in Cincy that feels like Shively, PRP, Okolona, Fairdale, etc - those areas to me are very similar to what you would find in Birmingham AL.

Areas along 3rd/ end Street north of Eastern Pky around U of L absolutly looks like areas around Tulane or Vandy. There are less nice areas south of campus, unfortunatly the city of Louisville does nothing to help redevelop those areas like Lexington did in the Warehouse District near UK.
It finally dawned on me the other day why I don't feel comfortable in the East end... it DOES remind me quite a bit of Cinci (not that Cinci is bad, just not where I feel comfortable).
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